Arsenal fans have no real way of knowing whether the recent Arsenal transfer rumours about Alexis Sanchez are true, but I am sure that we all hope so, with The Mirror and others reporting that the Chile international star is not going to be leaving us this summer after all.
The report explains that Alexis is happy in London and at Arsenal, except for the fact that the Gunners seem further away from winning the Premier League title than ever. The suggestion is that, as I suspected at the time, his recent comments about wanting to play for a winning club with real trophy desire was aimed at making Arsenal that team rather than moving to another club.
So if this news is correct then Sanchez will be playing for Arsenal next season, which is clearly good news but it could turn out to be good only in the short term, because if we fail to match his ambition then he will be able to leave on a free next summer and the thought is that it would be to our Premier League rivals Chelsea.
This puts real pressure on our manager and the Arsenal board to get serious and make this summer transfer window a very good one in order to build the sort of squad that will prove to Alexis that he can win things with Arsenal. Is this just the spur that Wenger needs to splash the cash?